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CBG 2.33 | Lasst uns ein bisschen feiern

CBG 2.33 | Lasst uns ein bisschen feiern

Update: 2018-10-012
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In this lesson you'll listen to the latest instalment of our soap opera in which we get to know a new character, Carola's friend Hannah. She and Phillip hit it off immediately. Andrea is on hand to help Mark - and you - understand the tricky aspects of the language contained in this episode.


This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.


Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.


If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.

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CBG 2.40 | Wie wäre es mit Donnerstagabend?
It's time for the final lesson in our series, and the last instalment of our soap opera. Listen to the lesson to find out what comes of our friends in the Wohngemeinschaft, and whether Phillip and Hanna ever get together! As usual, the episode is rich in complex German and Andrea is on hand to help you understand everything. We hope you've enjoyed this series!This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.Find out all you need to know about Coffee Break German at http://coffeebreakgerman.com.
CBG 2.39 | Wie viele Punkte muss man haben, um zu bestehen?
We're back with another episode of Coffee Break German, the penultimate lesson of this season, and the penultimate instalment of our soap opera. This week Carola and Hanna are stressed about their exam preparation and enlist the help of their friend Sybille. Carola also has some words of wisdom to share with Hanna following the latest meeting with Phillip and Alex. As usual, this episode provides plenty of opportunities to investigate interesting language, including some tricky aspects of grammar!This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.Find out all you need to know about Coffee Break German at http://coffeebreakgerman.com.
CBG 2.37 | Philip sitzt ja dort wie ein Häufchen Elend!
It's time for another episode of Coffee Break German, and another instalment of our soap opera. This time we're joining Carol, Miriam and Philip at the party where Philip is hoping to get to know Hanna a bit better. But will the arrival of Alex put a spanner in the works? As ever, the episode provides lots of opportunities to experience new and interesting vocabulary and grammar points in German, and Andrea guides us through any difficult language included.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.Find out all you need to know about Coffee Break German at http://coffeebreakgerman.com.
CBG 2.36 | Ich würde das gleich kaufen
In our latest episode of Coffee Break German we're continuing our soap opera and joining Carola, Hanna and Miriam on a shopping trip. The dialogues provide an opportunity to look closely at a number of interesting language points, including the use of adjectives as nouns and the use of nouns as verbs! Andrea is on hand to explain everything to Mark and to our learners.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.Find out all you need to know about Coffee Break German at http://coffeebreakgerman.com.
CBG 2.29 | Fährst du in die Schweiz, oder fährst du in der Schweiz?
Coffee Break German Season 2 is all about helping you "tighten up" your German, and this episode addresses one of the trickiest aspects of German for learners. You're already familiar with prepositions, and you're already familiar with the accusative and dative case, but did you know that there is a group of prepositions which can take the accusative OR the dative, depending on the situation? By the end of this lesson all will become clear and you'll be able to make the correct decision every time with the help of Andrea and Mark.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.
CBG 2.27 | Wir sollten wirklich nach Zürich fahren
In this lesson we're dealing with what, on the surface, seems like a tricky topic: the use of the verb sollen. We'll learn to use the verb in the Present and Präteritum, and we'll learn about the subtle differences of using each tense. Sollen is used to say what someone "should do", or "ought to do", and the key question involves whether or not you're being given advice, a suggestion is being made, or indeed you've already been given orders by someone else (e.g. doctor, teacher, parent, etc.) to do it! Complicated stuff, but we'll help you sort it all out!This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.
CBG 2.15 | Mark fragt, ob Heidelberg schön ist
​This lesson focuses on the topic of asking questions, both "open" questions using the W Fragewörter, and more closed questions which are more likely be answered by ja or nein. You'll learn to ask questions using various words, all of which begin with the letter W, and you'll also learn to use reported speech involving questions. Julia is back with another Kulturbeitrag in which she talks about celebrating birthdays in Germany. Learn how to gossip in German! In this lesson we'll be looking at reported speech and how this works with dass. You'll learn how to say who said what to whom, of course using the correct grammatical constructions.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.

CBG 2.10 | Review episode

2017-06-1900:32:112

CBG 2.09 | Ich lerne Deutsch, weil ich Deutsch eine schöne Sprache finde
If you've been following our Coffee Break German lessons you can now use denn to give a reason - ausgezeichnet! However, there is another word which also means "because", and that's weil, and this word brings with it some challenges regarding word order. In this lesson you'll master weil and you'll learn how to use it in a sentence and cope with the word order changes. As usual there will be lots of examples and you can work through the lesson and understand everything. This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.
CBG 2.01 | Ich bin Deutscher, sie ist Deutsche und wir sprechen Deutsch!
In this first lesson of the new series of Coffee Break German, join teacher Andrea and her student Mark as they review the topic of nationalities and languages. This lesson introduces the fact that, unlike in English, German normally has a different word for the nationality and the language of a country. You'll also review the verbs sprechen and lernen, and the team is joined by our Cultural Correspondent Julia who's back with more cultural information about the German-speaking world. This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube.
CBG 1:40 | Mein Deutsch hat sich sehr verbessert!
In the final episode of this series of Coffee Break German, Mark reflects on his visit to Innsbruck and Thomas helps him talk more about things in the past in German. In this lesson you will: - learn how to use the perfect tense combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle; - find out about the perfect tense uses the auxiliary verb sein with certain verbs; - learn about the simple past tense of the verb seen to talk about the past; - practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.
CBG 1:38 | Haben Sie etwas ungewöhnliches gegessen?
It’s time for a new lesson of Coffee Break German and in this episode Mark is feeling a bit under the weather. He and Thomas visit the pharmacy for some advice. The pharmacist asks Mark if he has eaten anything strange or if he has done anything out of the ordinary, and this provides an opportunity to look at one way of talking in the past in German. In this lesson you will: - practise words and phrases used when asking for advice; - review language used for talking about illness and parts of the body; - find out about how to talk about what you have done using the perfect tense; - practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.
CBG 1:37 | Gibt es einen Supermarkt, der am Sonntag geöffnet ist?
In this latest lesson of Coffee Break German, Mark is asking for some information at the reception desk of his hotel in Innsbruck. In addition to providing an opportunity for practising various areas of vocabulary, this dialogue introduces a new grammatical concept.In this lesson you will: - practise words and phrases used when asking for information; - review language used for talking about public transport and directions; - learn about the relative pronoun in German – a translation of the word “which”; - find out about shop opening times at the weekend in German-speaking countries; - practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.
CBG 1:36 | Kann ich hier Briefmarken kaufen?
Mark’s continuing his trip to Austria in this lesson, and as usual he’s accompanied by Thomas who is helping him practise his language skills. This week Mark’s buying postcards and Thomas is buying sports shoes with his friend, Daniel. In this lesson you will: - practise words and phrases for shopping scenarioes; - learn about the expression könnte ich…? meaning “could I…?”; - see further examples of German modal verbs and the word order rules associated with them; - discover a new way to say “goodbye” in the south of Germany and Austria; - practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.
CBG 1:35 | Ich kann Ihnen zeigen, was es hier zu sehen gibt
In the latest lesson of Coffee Break German, Mark and Thomas take a trip to the nearby town of Schwaz and visit the Tourist Information Office to find out what there is to do and see. In this lesson you will: - review language for giving directions and describing locations; - investigate further examples of German word order and the “second place” rule for verbs; - talk about opening times and other types of information for tourists; - practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.

CBG 1:33 | Welch ein Zufall!

2014-05-1300:17:073

CBG 1:32 | Gibt es einen Bus dorthin?
Mark has travelled to Austria to put his German into practice with his cohost, native speaker Thomas. This week they are travelling into the town centre from Innsbruck airport and Mark has a conversation with the person working at the information desk in the airport to find out how best to get into the centre of town. Coming up in this lesson… - review ways to ask for directions in German; - learn new ways to ask for information; - find out about the comparative form of adjectives in German; - test your understanding by listening to a conversation. This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.
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CBG 2.33 | Lasst uns ein bisschen feiern

CBG 2.33 | Lasst uns ein bisschen feiern